Get Pet Hair OFF and OUT of Your Home

If you have a pet, you know how frustrating pet hair can be. My cats leave hair everywhere. I vacuum, dust and clean the house only to see new tumbleweeds of hair rolling across the floor. I go out to dinner and look down to find beautiful cat hairs firmly attached to my suit.

In an attempt to learn tips about the most effective ways to deal with pet hair, we surveyed hundreds of pet lovers to find out how they deal with pet hair in their homes, cars and on their clothes. Over 72% of our responders said that pet hair or fur was a substantial problem in their homes and lives. There is no magic solution to dealing with pet hair but we did get some great tips on how pet lovers all over the world effectively deal with the problem.

Where is pet hair a problem? In one word, everywhere. Our users told us that pet hair was worst on the carpet or floor of their homes followed by "bad" all over the house, on the furniture and finally on their clothing. Most pet owners did not consider pet hair a big problem in their cars.

When do they shed? More than 85% responded that they thought their pet shed all the time with no seasonality. The other 15% thought shedding was bad seasonally.

How do our users deal with pet hair? The most common methods for dealing with pet hair are vacuuming and brushing pets. Approximately 93% vacuum or sweep regularly to deal with hair and 71% also try to regularly brush or groom their pets. About half of these users do the grooming or brushing themselves and about half use a groomer. Another common recommendation was tape rollers with about 59% of responders using a roller on their furniture or clothes.

Here are some tips from our users on how they effectively deal with pet hair in specific locations:

In the house

The number one method our pet lovers use to deal with pet hair in their homes is to vacuum. Followed by frequent changing of air filters and cleaning of bedding.


The preferred type of floor to deal with pet hair is hardwood or tile. Carpet was the biggest problem for our pet owners.



Ultimately, to effectively deal with pet hair in your home, vacuum like crazy and groom your pets regularly. Daily vacuuming and brushing is best. If you can afford it, the Dyson vacuum is a real favorite! Rubber gloves and the Swiffer® seem like great options for fabrics and flooring.

Do you have suggestions on how you deal with pet hair? Fill out our survey!